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football's biggest opening match-up, boise state battled virginia tech. here's nbc's mario solis with an early look at all your sports headlines. >> hey, there. good morning. for years, non-bcs teams like third ranked boise state have wanted some respect. well, after last night's game against number ten, virginia tech, the broncos may have finally gotten it. it was the first game of the season, but it felt like a bowl game. after trailing 17-0 in the first quarter, the hokies regrouped. tyrod taylor to jarrett boykin. 28 yard score. virginia tech up, 27-26. but the broncos would not be denied. under two minutes to play, kellen moore finds austin pettis in the end zone. boise state holds on to win, 33-30. >>> fourth round of the u.s. open at flushing meadows, alex rodriguez watching second seat roger federer take on number 13, jurgen meltzer. match point, federer just too much for meltzer, the super swiss moves on to the quarterfinals, winning in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6, 63. >>> final round of the deutsche bank championship, tiger woods with a nice flop shot on 18 sets up a birdie
, virginia, outside of washington, house republicans unveiled their plan to change washington. >> stop, stop out of control spending and actually reduce the size of our government. >> reporter: borrowing the concept from the 1994 contract with america that helped sweep them to power, the republicans pledge to america promises to repeal the new health care law, and replace it with a smaller plan. make the bush tax cuts permanent for all taxpayers, cut congress' operating budget and freeze spending at 2008 levels, cutting $100 billion per year. but republicans were forced to acknowledge today when they actually had power they didn't always live up to their own ideals. >> listen, when republicans were in charge of congress, we made our fair share of mistakes. i think we've demonstrated that republicans have heard the american people. >> reporter: democrats ripped the pledge to america as nothing more than barely warmed over ideas from the bush years. >> if this is implemented, what we are going to see is the infliction of a plague on america. >> reporter: back in new york, even in front of demo
on the midatlantic coast from virginia to delaware, it seems beach vacations continue uninterrupted, for now at least. surf's up in ocean city, maryland. >> it's been a long time since the city's had a really bad hurricane. i'm afraid that we're kind of overdue. >> reporter: back in north carolina, locals are challenging earl to see just how bad a hurricane he will be. ron mott, kill devil hills, north carolina. >> reporter: i'm peter alexander on long island. already earl's pounding surf and dangerous rip currents extended the shores of new jersey and new york. the approaching storm has forced beach closures in places where extreme weather can actually attract a crowd. >> i don't want to see people endangering themselves. caution's the word. >> reporter: at this marina, henry uline has protectively hauled more than 100 boats to safety in the last two days. >> the tidal surge is going to be tremendous. 10, 11, 12, that will be above all the pilings. >> reporter: a catastrophic hurricane has slammed the tip of long island before. >> leaving a wide pathway of ruin inward from the sea. >> reporter: in 1
. north carolina, virginia and maryland are all on the highest level of alert as the east coast braces for the arrival of hurricane earl. even a slight shift in the projected path of what experts are calling an impressive, massive storm could spell disaster for the eastern seaboard. nbc's kristen dahlgren has the latest from north carolina's outer banks. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. well, there's been so much talk about where earl and its eye is going to track, and the bottom line this morning is it may not make that much difference because the hurricane-force winds extend out 90 miles from the center. tropical storm force winds out 200 miles from the center. so, along much of the coastline, things about to get much worse. as darkness fell on the carolina coast, earl strengthened, bringing with it powerful waves but also uncertainty. >> earl's a big unknown. if it stays out to sea, we probably would have been okay and gotten rain. >> reporter: do you board up? >> i haven't yet to this point, but this might be the first. >> reporter: but officials warn that the slightest change coul
gathered as they have every year in new york, virginia and pennsylvania to honor the 2,752 victims who died. near ground zero, family members read each name of loved ones lost. >> my father. >> reporter: and at times, the public ceremony included personal and emotional tributes. >> we love you and life has not been the same. >> reporter: family members, firefighters and first responders also walked down into the ground zero construction site, carrying photos and laying flowers in the reflecting pool. the day of reflection and remembrance was not overshadowed by the recent controversy over a proposed islamic center near ground zero or threats by a florida pastor to burn copies of the koran if the center was not moved. on the "today" show, pastor terry jones vowed he would not carry out those plans. >> we're not going to go back and do it. it is totally canceled. >> reporter: at the pentagon, president obama alluded to the controversies and emphasized the need for americans to recapture the spirit of unity. >> the highest honor we can pay those we lost indeed, our greatest weapon in this ongo
in suburban northern virginia, where he compared the state of the economy to a bad car accident. >> the country went through a huge trauma. it takes some time to recover. now part of what's holding us back is us needing to go ahead and feel confident about the future. >> reporter: the most immediate debate between the president and republicans in congress is the future of the so-called bush tax cuts set to expire this year. the president wants to extend the tax cuts just for families he calls middle class, those who make less than $250,000. republicans want to extend all the tax cuts, including those for high-income earners. on sunday, republican john boehner, the man who could be next speaker of the house, wavered. >> if the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i'll vote for them. >> reporter: the white house eagerly responded. >> it sounded to us yesterday like there was a willingness by congressman boehner to go to the president's position of keeping middle class tax relief in place. >> reporter: behind the scenes, the real motivation of the white h
's california, washington, connecticut, west virginia. if they sweep everything else, they have to win two of those four. on paper, they can win two of those four. >> the answer is maybe. >> i think wisconsin is interesting. ron johnson, businessman, first-time candidate could do well. >> yes, definitely. chris:the historic rule. thanks for a great roundtable. chad todd, gloria borger, clarence page and kellyg [ male announcer ] jerry brown's good old days. but what really happened? cnn -- not me -- cnn says his assertion about his tax record was "just plain wrong." jerry brown went out there and took credit for the fact that the people of california voted for proposition 13, which lowered taxes, which he opposed. and now he's going around taking credit for it. he raised taxes as governor of california. he had a surplus when he took office and a deficit when he left. he doesn't tell the people the truth.
in west virginia where there are definite signs that fall is right around the corner. a couple of farmers are showing off the ultimate halloween accessory. three massive pumpkins that weigh between 500 and 950 pounds. the giant gourds are still on the vine. gaining around two pounds each day. next month, they will be entered in an annual pumpkin festival. by then the growers hope their pumpkins tip the scales at more than 1,000 pounds. wow. salivating at all the pumpkin pies you can make out of that. >>> i'm amara sohn and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day, today, on this nbc station. >>> going green is a bubbly experience in paris. parisians can now get bubbling bottle from a fountain. france is the world's largest consumer of bottled drinking water, which in turn creates about 262,000 tons of plastic garbage. authorities hope the sparkling idea will help cut waste. the fountain injects carbon dioxide into plain, chilled tap water. >>> one film crew in israel proved there's no escaping the camera's lens. transmitting the first underwater live hd broadcast as a part o
-- for the first time in nearly a century, the state of virginia has carried out an execution on a woman. last night, 41-year-old teresa lewis was put to death by lethal injection for arranging the claims of her husband and stepson to collect a $250,000 insurance policy. >>> and and air show watched by hundreds of school children plane crash. the pilot the only aboard and now in critical condition. >>> and lady al qaeda sentenced to 86 years in prison for trying to kill a u.s. soldier and intelligence officers in afghanistan. >>> a government study shows one in five gay and bisexual men in the united states, 20% have the hiv virus and nearly half of those do not know they are infected. that compares to an overall american hiv rate of just one-half of one percent. >>> 1950s entertainer eddie fisher sparked one of the greatest showbiz scandals when he left actress debbie reynolds for elizabeth taylor has died. this, due to complications from recent hip surgery. eddie fisher was 82. >>> now here's an early look how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 10,662 after falling 76 points
in crimes last year came from just ten states, georgia, florida, virginia, texas, indiana, ohio, pennsylvania, north carolina, california, and arizona. >>> and not everyone was amused by last week's congressional testimony from comedian stephen colbert at a hearing on immigration reform. house majority leader steny hoyer called it inappropriate and a "imembarrassment to colbert." >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 10,860m, after climbing 197 points on friday. the s&p rose 23 points, and the nasdaq added 54. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei rose 131 points, while in hong kong the hang seng jumped 221. >>> with the dow on track for its best september since 1954, the big question is will this month's surge continue for a fourth straight week. the answer lies with which way the economic data swings. on deck, investors will get an update on consumer confidence and spending along with updated manufacturing reports and a fresh look at home prices. auto sales data for september is also due and s
rallies in iowa and virginia today. and if this president can't get it done with a tough love message, perhaps another president can. i in our nbc/"wall street journal" poll sews the most popular democratic campaigning is former president bill clinton. veronica? >> interesting. all right, tracie potts, nice to see you. thanks very much. >>> in a fresh line of division within the democratic party, 47 democrats have broken rank with the presidents other bush tax cuts and extensions. they're calling for a 5% maximum rate on investment income. that rate expires at the end of the year. while president obama wants to extend the 15% rate for middle income homes, he wants to increase it for 20% earners. a vote on tax breaks is unlikely before congress adjourns this and it's unlikely before congress adjourns the campaign ahead of midterm elections. >>> intelligence officials in europe have reportedly uncovered a plot to carry out what's being called moon by style attacks in england, france and germany. apparently this has been on the radar of european officials for some time, with multiple thr
concerns are it's coming northwest, the coast of north carolina and extreme southeast virginia on early friday morning and late thursday night. later on friday into saturday, for southeastern new england. just a small change in the direction of the storm could raise an impact. the large waves, beach erosion and rip currents will be a problem up and down the east coast until earl is gone. >> we're already seeing the first mandatory evacuation on north carolina's ocracoke island. how are you managing evacuations all up and down and in what regions? >> well, the evacuations are, of course, the authority of the local officials so we don't make that call. we will probably have to go with some warnings later on today as the storm gets closer and that will probably trigger other evacuations within the watch and warning areas. >> let's talk about that watch and warning area. give us an area, from where to where do you recommend that people are very conscious about this storm? >> all right. i would take anywhere along the north carolina coast, tropical storm conditions in the far southeast, all
to virginia this morning. that storm still expected to curve away from the east coast, but given the storm's size, probably will at least see tropical storm force conditions there on the outer banks of north carolina late tomorrow. back to our weather. it's pretty comfortable and tame in comparison. 59 degrees, san francisco. our main concern today is the heat. look at those temperatures. san jose, 92 degrees. even san francisco looking a little toasty today at 85. upper 80s around oakland. north bay valleys soaring into the 90s. and here you see your seven-day forecast. tomorrow looks a little hotter. we have a spare the air day today for poor air quality, especially around the south bay. as we head toward the weekend, we'll see some cooling. but it is a spare the air day around the bay area, which will impact your morning commute. there's a live look at a pretty congested 880. mike inouye, our traffic expert, as a full look at our traffic report coming up in just a few minutes. >>> and while you were sleeping, a new study came out linking three major health problems to not we h ee enoug
they won, their first game against virginia tech in landover, made. this one came down to the final moments. boise state scored a touchdown with a minute and a half in the game. extra point made it 33-30. virginia tech made one other drive but it wasn't enough. there are quite a few players on the boise state roster from the bay area. >> boise state sounds familiar because that's the one with t tthe bluefie field. >> yes. >> that is strange. >> there we are, coming past antioch, looking at the green. first workday back after labor day. we expect a big volume of traffic, right now the early signs, antioch, bay point westbound, highway 4 still close to the limit. you still have a chance to get out there and beat those slowing spots through the east bay. westbound 580, i was looking at 14 minutes over the last few, now back up to 13 minutes. so the drive time light now coming throughout of the altamont pass and through livermore. no delays on highway 84, cutting through sunol or heading towards the bay bridge toll plaza. a nice flow of traffic. the toll plaza itself shows you more headlights c
in the bahamas. at the navy's home in virginia, crews readies aircraft carriers and battleships to move if the going gets too rough. >> we pride ourselves on being ready to do whatever needs to be done. >> reporter: in new jersey it's the surf that's getting rough, keeping lifeguards on their toes. >> we are seeing the surf effect start to happen. our lifeguards are watching for riptides. we're keeping bathers close to shore. >> reporter: in new england where rocky seas turned deadly yesterday for a fisherman, they are bracing for the first hurricane to hit that reason since hurricane bob nearly two decades ago. >> we are well overdue. the last was in 1991. >> reporter: ready or not, welcome or not, here comes earl. fema activated national and regional response centers moving food, water and other supplies into position, brian. >> ron mott along the north carolina coast for us as well tonight. ron, thanks. >>> with us this evening, longtime hurricane specialist brian norcross from the weather channel. brian, i was listening to you earlier today make two points about the science of this.
valley rapper has pleaded guilty to killing four people in central virginia. in a plea agreement today, 21-year-old richard sam mccroskey was sentenced to life in prison. police and prosecutors say a year ago this month he killed his 16-year-old girlfriend, her parents and a teenaged friend while they slept. no motive was ever given for the crime. mccroskey ramped under the name psycho sam and was devoted to so-called harder core music. >> the uc berkeley grad imprissoned in iran for 13 months says she is not a spy. sarah shourd also defended her fiance shane bauer and friend josh fattal who remain behind bars in iran. shourd was freed last tuesday and spoke at a news conference last night and she says they were all hiking in a popular tourist area in iraq and did not realize that they were near the border of iran. shourd says while she's grateful for her release, she feels only one-third free. >> surprising news here. the recession is over and has been since june of 2009. that's according to economists who crunch the numbers. it started in december 2007 and more than a year ago. try t
promoting the new laws that take effect tomorrow. the president was in virginia today where he held a backyard forum to talk about health care reform. and to clear up some confusion about the new provisions. here's a look at some of the new laws. among them, insurance companies will no longer be able to deny children coverage for pre-existing conditions. children will be allowed on stay on their parents' policies until age 26. insurance companies will no longer be able to cap the amount of benefits and treatment a person can receive over a lifetime. and no out-of-pocket costs for preventative care. >> all these things are designed not to have government more involved in health care, they're designed to make sure that you have basic protections in your interactions with your insurance company. that you're getting what you paid for. that you have some basic measures of protection. >> major health care changes take effect in 2014, including the requirement that most people buy health insurance. >>> still ahead at 5:00, was it a titanic mistake? new revelations about what could have su
just happened in texas and another in west virginia. when is the last time pg & e has had to deal with a situation like this? >> unfortunately these things do occur and they are tragic when they do occur. it's been a year or several years since we've had an event like this. again, what's important is that you make the area safe, you get back, do you the investigation to really find out what the cause was. >> reporter: and last question for you, how many customers currently are affected. not in the immediate area but overall? >> i'm not sure exactly how many customers right now. >> reporter: about a thousand? >> both on gas and electric. i don't want to speculate for you, we do have a team on place you can go to and get some of that more detailed investigation. >> reporter: thank you very much for your time, president of pg & e giving us an update on what their crews are doing, securing the area to make it safe for residents and for investigators from the nhsa to come in and figure out what exactly caused the rupture. pg and e saying they can confirm there has been a rupture in one
a health care discussion yesterday in the backyard of a home in falls church, virginia. he told a crowd of 20 people he pushed for the new law because rising health care laws were bankrupting families and our government. >> all these things are designed not to have government more involved in health care. they're designed to make sure that you have basic protections in your interactions with your insurance company. that you're getting what you pay for. >> a recent poll shows the law remains unpopular and that many still don't know what's in it. >>> well, we're working hard, putting the latest video game to the test, but this one requires you to move around. >>> and for you couch potatoes, we have a great new exercise for your butt. >> your what? >>> and the new claims from a relative of with one of the officers on the titanic. what really sank the unsinkable ship. >>> and we're watching the final minutes of summer now as we move into fall. feels like it in san jose. 67 degrees. but stay tuned, you're seven-day forecast includes temperatures well into the 90s for most of the bay area. @
, virginia hardware store, republicans unveiled their newest tools. >> it embodies rejection of the notion that we can simply tax, borrow and spend our way to prosperity. >> reporter: their pledge to america to splash spending, repeal president obama's health care plan, vote weekly on cuts and extend the bush tax cuts. >> all we're saying is no tax hikes. first things first. >> reporter: the pledge isn't a new political play. similar to 1994's contract with america that handed newt gingrich and americans a congressal takeover. this year's promise doesn't include many details or any mention of afghanistan or social security and medicare. >> for republicans who say they want to cut government spending, it is ironic they mention those programs. >> their plan would take us back to the bush years, to a stagnant economy. >> reporter: while former president clinton, the man in the white house during 1994, offered democrats this advice. >> i believe they should say, give us two more years to do this, if it doesn't work, throw us out. >> reporter: a choice that will be up to voters soon enough. the
temperatures. same thing tomorrow. a slight risk of severe weather expected across parts of virginia down through coastal carolinas and into georgia. tomorrow afternoon from the storm system that's moving that way with heavy rain today and more heavy rain tomorrow and the showers up the eastern seaboard. mild temperatures across the great lakes. warm weather over the rockies and texas. plenty of sunshine over the western two-thirds of the nation west of the mississippi river. in the pacific northwest we'll have clouds. it looks like the hawaiian islands and alaska, sunshine there and quiet >>> good morning. i'm meteorologist craig herrera. we have mostly clear conditions all over the bay area. some patches of fog along the coast and that's where we'll cool off a bit. we have a spare the air day. another one tomorrow. and the santa clara valley air quality expected to be unhealthful for sensitive groups. people with upper respiratory problems should take it easy. 70s along the beaches, more of those 90s everywhere else even around the rim of the bay. tomorrow's the warmest day, seven-day f
form for the working mother of four in virginia where sandwiches are disguised as dolphins. kids like to play with toys and food and when it looks pretty cool and bright, you know, they want to try it. >> reporter: does turning leftovers into little old men really get kids to eat their veggies? >> absolutely works, because ho coolness is king. >> reporter: food branding specialist dr. brian juansing tested making carrots cool on a group of 4-year-olds, boosting the intrigue by calling them x-ray vision carrots. >> still the same basic carrots but we found kids were 40% more likely to take and eat them if they had this silly little label. >> reporter: call it silly, call it a stretch of the truth, just don't call it good for you, if you want kids to eat it. vicky wynn, nbc bay area news. . >> the new baby carrot marketing campaign will hit had stores nationwide in halloween where stores will start carrying ss can carrots. >> oh. >>> point, click and drink, we will show you the technology allowing one to buy a drink for a friend without leaving home. >>> tracking pot. the high-tech prop
. the focus returns to remembering the victims. ceremonies in new york, virginia, and pennsylvania pay tribute to the 2,752 victims killed when terrorists hijacked four commercial planes that attacked the u.s. in lower manhattan 9/11 families gather at a park adjacent to ground zero. throughout the morning in shanksville, pennsylvania where united 93 flight crashed, michelle obama and laura bush will honor a ceremony to honor the passengers that fought back. plans to rebuild at ground zero are moving forward. the centerpiece, one world trade center, is expected to be completed by 2013, but with each construction step forward, there remains a connection to the past. steel beams pulled from the rubble were permanently installed this week at the entrance of the national september 11th memorial and museum slated to be finished in 2012. >> it is going to be a memorial that we will all be proud of and a memorial that will inspire people around the world. >> and always remind them never to forget. president obama also signed a probleming clamation making september 10th through 12th national days of p
important to her, so when she went to west virginia hunned a young man with aids, she's going back there to see how they feel now. >> okay. >> she's going back to forsythe county, georgia, which was all white when she was there a couple decades ago and used the "n" word with her to her, and now the guy who was so racist at that point, is going to take her around and show her how forsythe county, georgia, has changed. >> what i like about what she's doing, she says she is going to go back and revisit a lot of these places and touch upon the stories but the celebrities, she doesn't want anyone to promote any of their work. she wants them to come and talk about themselves or their experiences. >> she told us she wants to put unlikely celebrities together, so some magic might be created. >> really? >> yes. that's what she's hoping for. >> i know she's not a big fan of surprises but did she say she's -- she will be willing to at least be surprised once or twice this last season? >> she may lift the ban on surprises this year. because the big surprise that made her cry and she was so emb
and retailers were finally in support but plastic bag lobbyists based in virginia have more influence on our state senate than california environmentalists. want to save tax money? stop spending $25 million a year to collect and bury the 19 billion plastic bags that aren't recycled. san francisco in pal alto already planned the plastic tumbelweed. now all local governments should agree on a uniform ban. since our state politicians have dropped the bao us, prote prote protecttheplanet@nbceditorials. com. pull over! looks like we got a runner. pull over! we know you've been charging for bags! we can't stop every plane. we're gonna stop this one. you can fly, but you can't hide. ♪ [ ding ] but what were the results? fact: brown promised to improve schools. but the drop out rate increased 50%, and the state had to take over the schools. fact: the city controller found employees paid for 22,000 hours... they never worked.
-called horror core music is going to spend life in prison for killing four people in central virginia. in a plea agreement today, 21-year-old richard sam mccloskey pleaded guilty to the murders. he rappeded upper the name syko sam. police and prosecutors say a year ago this month, he killed his 16-year-old girlfriend, her parents and a teenaged friend while they slept. no motive was given in the crime. >>> closing arguments were held today in the case of a san francisco police officer killed when his patrol car was struck by a vanload of armed robbers four years ago. 24-year-old steven petrilli is facing murder charges in the death of nick tho a sito burko. he was fleeing a string of robberies when he crashed into the cruiser. two other men in the van are awaiting trial on murder charges. >>> one of the country's biggest unions is seeing a cash crop in poll. the teamsters union has more than 40 new members this month, by organizing the first group of unionized marijuana growers. they work as gardeners for maryland investments llc out of oakland. the company holds contracts with medical marijuana
of injuries and the cause is still unclear. >>> last night, virginia executed a woman convicted of arranging the killings of her husband and stepson. teresa louis is the first woman to be executed in the united states in five years. despite thousands of appeals for leniency, in part because her defense attorney said she was borderline mentally disabled. >>> the fda has decided to put tight restrictions on avandia because of concerns over heart attack risks. the drug has been completely pulled from the market in europe. >>> entertainer eddie fischer died during the night because of complications from his hip surgery. he sold hundreds of records and was known for his marriages to debby reynolds and then elizabeth taylor. the father of actress carrie fisher, eddie fisher was 82 years old. >>> a small plane crash and burn today during an air show in indonesia critically injured a pilot. hundreds of schoolchildren were among those in the crowd of spectators. >>> gold, meantime, hit yet another high this morning. cnbc's trish regan is at the new york stock exchange. trish, this can't be a good sig
the 50th anniversary of the great debate of 1960, we teamed one the university of virginia's center for politics to present a special discussion on those historic and first of their kind presidential debates between vice president richard nixon and then senator john f. kennedy, one of which took place at nbc's washington studio which is now the home of "meet the press" back in our home studio. talk to journalists and staffers who are part of history 50 years ago about what happened behind the scenes and the significance of those debates on our political landscape today. all on our website at mtp.nbc.com. you can follow me on twitter as well for more on that. we'll be off next week for nbc sports coverage of the ryder cup golf tournament but back the following week. if it's sunday, it's "meet the press." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com [ male announcer ] at ge capital, we're out there every day with clients like jetblue -- financing their fleet, sharing our expertise, and working with people who are changing the face of business in america. after 25 years in the aviation busine
threaten the east coast. states of emergency have been declared in north carolina, virginia, and maryland. and from cape hatteras to cape cod, dangerous surf conditions, storm surges and powerful winds are expected later today through saturday. lifeguards are urging labor day beachgoers to be careful of dangerous rip tides. and al is following the track of the storm and he'll have a little bit more coming up in just a bit. >>> this morning, police in maryland are trying to piece together what led a gunman to storm the discovery channel's headquarters wednesday, sparking a four-hour hostage standoff. nbc's tom costello is once again in silver spring, maryland, with the very latest. tom, good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning to you. overnight, the police bomb squads were in the building. they cleared the building of four separate devices. they also found handbags, they said, or duffel bags with both guns and ski masks. this began when the suspect walked into the building, demanding to speak to company executives. nbc news called the building to try to find out what was happening,
voters in virginia that republicans have no serious ideas on how to reduce the nation's deficit. >>> it was an emotional homecoming for a pilot. greeted by his wife, pilot jack conroy called the laning the most significant thing that's happened to him in 32 years of flying. he said though he was just doing his job. >>> and hollywood legend tony curtis died last night of cardiac arrest in his home in nevada. he was perhaps best known for his role in "some like it hot." the father of jamie lee curtis, tony curtis was 85. it's 7:09. let's head back to meredith and matt. certainly a huge loss. >> and first of all, jamie lee is a very big kind of friend of ours here, and so our condolences go out to her and the entire family. it is a terrible loss. he was here in 2008 when he wrote that book about his time in hollywood and, remember, when he got there to hollywood, he was brad pitt and george clooney all rolled into one. >> great storyteller, too. >> what a life. >> amy mentioned that "some like it hot" movie where he got to kiss marilyn monroe. reporters asked him what it was like t
was killed when a tree fell on her car. >>> and in ohio and west virginia, powerful line of thunderstorms tore through some buildings and may have spawned some twisters there as well. no serious injuries however are reported in either of those two states. >>> after the worst oil leak in u.s. history, that well could be capped for good. the final step will now be to pour mud and cement in it to make the final seal. >>> a fight broke out between police and suspected drug traffickers right in the middle of a crowded mall. >>> take a look another this, rome's famous coliseum on fire. don't worry, it's not real, as you can probably tell, it's virtual, two artists did it to raise awareness about the fragility of rome's monuments. >> by the way, sunday is talk like a pirate day. sunday has to be drink like a pirate day. let's get a check of the weather from stephanie abrams. >> two girls who got caught in the storm on a boat on the hudson. what was it like? >> it was so crazy. >> i'm pregnant. >> so much improved hved here i northeast as we head through the weekend. how about chicago, our pick c
discontinued south of here. hurricane warnings still to the north carolina-virginia border. we've got tropical storm watches and warnings. and then for new england, we have hurricane warnings, because there is a very good possibility that earl could strike nantucket, jutting out there into the atlantic. again, the storm surge is about 2 to 3 feet, maybe 4 in some sections. five really in unusual areas. and again, this system is very tightly packed. it is raining but there's dry air to the north and so it's having a little trouble getting the northern fringes of the storm up into the new york area right now. rainfall amounts generally about 3 to four inches, some areas may pick up 5 to 6 inches and as you can see offshore of new england the rainfall amounts go over the rain bucket more than ten inches of rain. so a very potent storm still. still a dangerous storm, but as you said it could have been a lot worse. back to you. >> thank you, al. we'll check back in a couple of minutes. let's go down the coast about 50 miles. jim cantore is in cape hatteras. jim, how's it looking there? >> reporter:
at university of virginia, working towards a double major in economics and history. >> liked to do well in the classroom. liked to do well, whatever he's doing. >> reporter: john loved fishing. he was a movie buff, and a music fanatic. bob dylan was a favorite. ♪ but most of all, john loved cody. >> he was just so enamored with his dog. they were really companions for life. >> reporter: what did cody do for your son? >> got him up in the morning. early in the morning, around the campus, and he's a chick magnet. >> reporter: john adopted bode a year ago from almost home pet adoption center in virginia. and there was no mistaking their irreplaceable bond. >> they were very close. the dog slept on the bed with john. >> reporter: but tragically, on august 15th, they became separated forever. john was on his way home to bethesda, maryland, from vermont, where he was working at a senior counselor at camp. he was traveling with a camp friend, and of course, his best friend bode, but on a curve john lost control of his car, and was killed instantly. >> that ending, never can move forward. and
down into kentucky and west virginia, tennessee as well. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening . >>> and looking live at san bruno, you can see the haze hanging over the fire site there. firefighters have been watching the weather conditions hoping the winds wouldn't kick up. that will happen right about now, we expect the winds to pick up. the strongest winds around 11:00 this morning. temperatures around average for them. here is the air quality forecast, we suspect that could change because of the fire and smoke drifting across the bay area. by noontime, temperatures around 70s. and by 4:00, 80 or so. >>> all right, al, thanks. coming up, is he getting away with murder? questions swirling around the former "survivor" producer suspected of the death of his wife in mexico. and also, why this case has dragged on so long. first, this is "today" on nbc. advantage topical solution treats dogs... ( barking ) but destroys fleas. so ask your veterinarian for advantage, the flea specialist for gentle, but effective, flea control. as governor, he cut waste got
of virginia is the house minority whip. kevin mccarthy of california is deputy whip, and paul ryan of wisconsin is the ranking member on the house budget committee, and together they have written a new book "the young guns, a new generation of conservative leaders." good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> before i get to the belle book, i want to talk about the delaware primary. kelly just pointed on social issues that may not sit well with swing voters. castle has said if o'donnell wins today, this primary, then the republicans will lose the seat in november. eric, do you agree with that? >> meredith, what's going on now across the country is obviously people are very upset with washington. they're tired of politicians who make promise that is they just can't keep. so we are seeing across the country some very active primaries. you know, what we have done here is we have gotten together a couple of years ago and we put together an effort inç search candidates who could actually respond to that very issue. >> do you agree with castle that if o'donnell wins that, in fact,
. >> it really is becoming a national problem. >> reporter: mid-atlantic states from new jersey to virginia are seeing the biggest problems with stink bugs, but the bugs have been spotted as far west as california and as far south as florida. why are they pestering us now? it's all about the change in season and the dropping of temperature. >> what they want to do is find a place to chill out for the winter, they're coming in for refuge, they'll invade your attic, they'll get under the siding. >> they stink a lot. >> it's terrifying, the noise is tremendous, the smell is atrocious. >> even the ceo of a pest control company can't shake them from his home in lowell, maryland. >> in the last 15 days i have been seeing 15, 20, at least stink bugs on the outside of the house and four or five on the inside just about every day. >> and farmers can't protect their crops either. >> our poor fruit growers here in the mid-atlantic region are getting crushed by stink bugs on apples, on peaches, on nectar reigns. >> stink bugs don't bite. >> people are little grossed out by seeing them but they do not t
in iowa and virginia while at the same time trying to reenergize his base. nbc white house correspondent savannah guthrie is in washington with more on this. >> reporter: the president proved last night in wisconsin he can still pack tens of thousands of young people into an arena. the question is, can he get them to the polls? trying to fire up the old campaign magic, the president at the university of wisconsin at madison tuesday night. >> we cannot sit this one out, we cannot let this country fall backwards because the rest of us didn't care to fight because the stakes are too high for our country and for your future and i'm going to get out there and fight as hard as i can and i know you are too. >> reporter: with voter turnout potentially making the difference in tight races, the democratic national committee is spending $50 million to get obama '08 voters to show up in 2010. the latest nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows the race for congress tightening, republicans now hold a three-point lead over democrats among likely voters, down from a nine-point lead last month. the pre
. >>> investigators are search for the cause of a barn fire monday in west virginia. at least 27 horses were killed but firefighters were able to rescue more than two dozen others. >>> and jefferson thomas died in little rock. davis and others defied the governor and other white protesters when they integrated the school in 1957. the group received congressional medals in 1999. and jefferson thomas died of cancer. he was 67 years old. >>> and it is now 7:16. he's remembered not only for his courage but also for his humor which the people who knew him said booed him during those dark days. >> a look at the nation's top weather from you, mr. roker. >> an opportunity there. >> by the way, i'm happy to see u. yo >> oh, okay. >> thank you. >> you too, pal. >> that's very nice. >> let's check your weather. we've got hermine down there spinning around texas, lots of thunderstorms, high winds, wet weather. with low pressure in the upper great lakes. that's causing windy condition through wisconsin. a new frontal system moves in the northwest. th e >>> and here's a live look at golden gate bridge. a whole d
virginia. they have partly cloudy skies and should be nice. we have remnants of hermine causing big flooding in texas into oklahoma. wet weather in the pacific northwest with a system moving in. showers and 65 in seattle today we have plenty of sunshine along the southeastern atlantic coast. fire danger with >>> here's the view of san jose. doesn't look like september especially when you consider we had drizzle and at times light rain around san francisco, enough to wet the roads for your morning drive. drive-time drizzle out there. we should see partly cloudy conditions this afternoon, but cool and breezy conditions. 60s for san jose. maybe near 70 in the warmer places inland. another cool day tomorrow. 's the weekend when things turn around as inland temperatures climb into the 70s and 80s. that's your latest weather, matt? >> thanks very much. want to see meredith tap dance? meredith goes back to her very first job as a tap teacher after these messages. ♪ [ mom ] game time is all about the traditions. it's all about the tackles and the touchdowns... and watching my boys do what
do tuesday's primary results mean for democrats? former virginia governor tim kaine is the chairman of the democratic national committee. governor kaine, good morning to you. >> good to be with you, meredith. >> good to have you here. christine o'donnell wins in delaware and it is the democrats who are grinning ear to ear, in part because so many analysts say she cannot win a general election. what does her win mean for the democratic party? >> i think that's part of it. that we have a chance to win a race that was going to be extremely difficult for us to win, and now we feel like we have a super chance to win with chris coons. the other thing i think it shows is the deep civil war that's going on in the republican party. i think the message is, moderates aren't welcome. moderates keep out. mike castle, a classic moderate republican who had been governor and a nine-term congressman rejected, that means the moderate and independent voters are going to have to look really hard -- >> or it shows that you are underestimating the tea party and tea party candidates? >> well, we're going
-terms. while he's here, republicans are going to a hardware store in virginia to unveil the 2010 version of a contract with america they call their pledge to america. >> reporter: today, republicans will try to recapture what a young firebrand named newt gingrich did six years ago with his contract with america, convince the american people republicans deserve to run congress. their updated plan, a pledge to america focuses on five major areas, jobs, government spending, health care, national security and reforming congress. >> the president's been fond of playing class warfare politics, preying on the emotions of fear and envy might make for good politics but it's divisive and rotten economics. >> democratic house speaker, nancy pelosi said in a statement the pledge to america shows republicans want to return to the same failed economic policies that hurt millions of americans and threatened our economy. republicans pledge if they win control of congress, they will, among other things, make the bush tax cuts permanent, hold weekly votes on spending cuts and repeal and replace the presid
. her secret to longevity, no medicine, ever. 111. lucille liechty of burke, virginia. she said the best thing about being 100 is you eat what you want and don't worry about it. ralph cohen, 100 years old "today." good friend with curly from the three stooges. can't have a better friend than that. i interviewed those guys once, they really were fun, and nuts. and rollande bourgeois. lives alone, mows her own lawn. elizabeth daniels, jack's sister, attributes longevity to working hard. lucille wilson, from baytown, texas, 100 years old, works in the kitchen at the local church and has been a member for 60 years. >>> the world equestrian games are held every four years to find the best of the best in the equestrian world. they get underway here in lexington, kentucky. we have got some kentucky fans. folks, good to see you both. how big a deal, i mean this is the first time they're being held here in the state, is that a huge deal for the sport? >> absolutely, we come from a sport that doesn't get a lot of attention in the u.s. and this is a huge opportunity for a lot of people who usually
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